Enjoy panoramic views of Pisa from the comfort of the open top deck of a double-decker bus. With a City Sightseeing bus tour, you'll be sure to see all the sites and make the most of your stay in Pisa. Hop on and off at your leisure with stops conveniently located around the city.
With frequent tours on Line A (Pisa City) and 3 tours a day on Line B (Pisa-San Rossore), all with the same ticket which is valid for 24 hours, City Sightseeing Pisa really is the best way to see the city.
Busses are wheelchair accessible.
Line A (Red Line) – From Pisa City Center Piazza Arcivescovado south to the Lungarni (riverside streets) and across the river (including the airport), and back to Piazza Manin.
Line B (Green Line) – From Pisa City Center Piazza Arcivescovado west towards the nature reserve of San Rossore National Park, with its marshes, dunes and beaches.
Pisa City Line A (Red Line)
Pisa-San Rossore Line B (Green Line)
Line B Times – April 1 to September 30:
Every day at 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 5:00pm
For cancellations once your reservation is confirmed, a 15% refund is possible until one business day before your visit. For cancellations less than 24 hours before your tour and no shows, the ticket price cannot be refunded.
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Discover Pisa with City Sightseeing
Two routes – one ticket! The City Sightseeing Bus Tour of Pisa will help you discover the city, situated just a few kilometers away from the Tyrrhenian Sea and San Rossore Natural Park. The tour starts from the bell tower and takes you through the city and its squares, outer boroughs, to its museums and along the Lungarni (riverside streets).
Visit the beautiful Piazza del Duomo (near Piazza Arcivescovado) which is home to the famous Leaning Tower. The Tower of Pisa, which was begun in 1173, stands 180 feet high. It leans more than 14 feet out of line, due to its faulty foundation on unstable soil. Take a 30 minute tour of the tower, climb the 300 steps and enjoy a fantastic view from the top. Visit the pristinely beautiful white buildings of the baptistery and the cathedral while you’re in the vicinity.
Hop off at the National Museum of Palazzo Reale (stop 3 on Red Line A) which houses the offices of the Artistic Heritage Commission as well as rare collections. Admire portraits of Pisan nobles, as well as tapestries and furnishings by 16th century Flemish and Florentine artists.
Hop off at the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina (stop 6 on Red Line A), a gem with towering, Gothic spires rising from the roof, some of which are adorned with statues of the Virgin Mary. Inside the building, a simple sanctuary awaits, with its ceiling decorated during its reconstruction in the 19th century. The sanctuary is home to The Madonna of the Rose and The Madonna del Latte, which are masterpieces of Gothic sculpture.
Visit San Paolo a Ripa d’Arno (stop 7 on Red Line A), one of the most remarkable Romanesque churches in Tuscany, with its beautiful façade, and the 11th century chapel at the rear, built by monks.
Visit the Cittadella Vecchia (Old Citadel – stop 11 on Red Line A), an ancient fortification built beside the city walls at the water’s edge.You'll recognize the unmistakable profile of the building, which is one of the city’s landmarks. The area surrounding it was once the hub of Pisa’s ship building activity.
Take the Bus Tour to Piazza XX Settembre where you will find the town hall, the Palazzo del Comune and the Logge dei Banchi which has been hosting the textile market since the 17th century (stop 6 on the Red Line A).
Across the river at Piazza Garibaldi (stop 6 on the Red Line A), wander through the old streets and browse through the shops. Visit the classically styled Museo di San Matteo, which houses prestigious paintings and sculptures. Located in the medieval monastery of Saint Matthew, the riverside edifice displays pieces by major Pisan artists as well as archaeological and ceramic works.
Hop off at Giardino Scotto (stop 5 on the Red Line A), a fortified area also known as Fortezza Nuova, built by the Florentines after the conquest of Pisa 1406. The area is now home to leafy gardens where you can relax and enjoy concerts and films.
Your visit won’t be complete without a visit to Knight’s Square (Piazza dei Cavalieri – stops 2 or 3 on the Red Line A), one of the most famous landmarks in the city. The square was the political centre in medieval Pisa. It is now the center of education, the main house of the Scuola Normale di Pisa and a higher learning institution part of the University. The city streets are animated by students who organize shows, cultural events, and generate a convivial party atmosphere in Pisa’s bars.
Line B of course gives you the opportunity to visit the Natural Park area of San Rossore, established in 1979. It covers approximately 24,000 hectares situated along the coast. Although it lies in the middle of a strongly urbanized area, this territory has maintained considerable natural features. You will find one of the rare examples of non-built coastal area, with marshes, lakes, dunes, and abundant wildlife.
Line A (Red Route – Pisa City) stops:
Stop 1 - Piazza Arcivescovado
Stop 2 - Via S Maria
Stop 3 - Lungarno Pacinotti
Stop 4 - Lungarno Mediceo
Stop 5 - Lungarno Fibonacci
Stop 6 - Lungarno Gambacorti
Stop 7 - Lungarno Sonnino
Stop 8 - Viale Gramsci
Stop 9 - Aeroporto
Stop 10 - Via Crispi
Stop 11 - Lungarno Simonelli
Stop 12 - Piazza Manin
Line B (Green Route – Pisa-San Rossore) stops:
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